Sunday, April 22, 2018

Travelling Llamas


It's Anja here. For today's post I couldn't go without the llamas. They are so adorable and are still available in the store for a 25 % discount. I put them in the travelling mode as they walk trough the desert in the night. I love making scenes with Cottage Cutz dies.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Traveling Llama, Llamas, Potted Cactus, Pierced Circle Set),
- Distress Inks (Walnut Stain, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Faded Jeans, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters),
- Distress Oxides (Hickory Smoke, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Frayed Burlap, Lucky Clover, Vintage Photo, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Citron, Seedless Preserves),
- gold pigment ink, 
- white card base (11x21 cm),
- white card stock for background (10,5x20,5 cm) and die cuts,
- water spritzer,
- washi tape,
- heat gun,
- black pen,
- paper glue.

First I die cut all the pieces for the llamas and colored them with combination of Distress Inks and Oxides.

I used black pencil for the eyes.

I used only greenery from the Potted Cactus die.

I used a circle die from Pierced Circle Set to cut a circle from a piece of card stock. I used it as a stencil for the moon.

I cut a rectangle from white card stock (10,5x20,5 cm) for the background. I adhere the circle with washi tape. And I used Distress Oxides to make the night sky and ground. When  was satisfied with the colors I used water spritzer to make the stars.

I dried the surface with the heat gun. I put the stencil over the moon and put a grey colored ink over it. I also spritz it with water. I used paper towel for the access water and then dried it with the heat gun.

When I had the background ready I glued it on the card base and then adhered the llamas and the cactus and other desert greenery.

And this is my finished card.

I hope your Sunday is as relaxing as possible. I'm planing a trip with my brother and sister.

See you again next week.
Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, April 21, 2018

LLamas & Botanical Card Samples (Part 2)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. We have a brand new release of Llamas & Botanical dies available in the online store. And the dies are currently on sale for a limited time at 25% off the retail price.

The new dies have a couple of super cute Llama images as well as cactus and other succulents. And, let's not dismiss our sweet hummingbird and a great garden bird image. There are so many different ways to use these dies and the Design Team has been featuring these dies in their posts over the past 10 days. If you haven't' seen them look back over the blog for some great eye candy.

Today, I have 2 additional samples to share with you.

Card 1: This first sample is a card from Janja Albrecht. She used the Shelf w/Plants dies to create a lovely indoor scene. She has the plants nestled on a shelf against a brick wall backdrop.

It's a great card of encouragement that is sure to brighten the spirits of the one who receives it. She used the perfect encouragement sentiment on her card.

Card 2: This next sample is a card that I (Mary Marsh) created. I used the Traveling Llama die for my sample. From the moment I saw this die, I had an idea to create a card to welcome a new family to our neighborhood.
This card along with a baked loaf of banana bread or a plate of chocolate chip cookies is always appreciated. And it's a way to get to know your new neighbor.

The llama with his bags all packed and loaded just reminded me of someone that is moving in somewhere. You could also use it to let friends know you are moving. Or how about when you are sending your student off to college or to summer camp. Lots of ways to use this die and even more that I haven't thought of.
That's our card samples for today.  Hope these samples have sparked some ideas for ways to use these dies. I will have another group post on Tuesday with these new dies. And, remember they are currently 25% off for a limited time in the online store.

Dies used to create cards:

Friday, April 20, 2018

CAS Mother's Day Card

Happy Friday Cottage Cutz fans!  It's Jeanne today with a clean and simple Mother's Day card that I also posted in Splitcoast Stampers color challenge this week.  The colors are Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Soft Sky.
I used the Garden Frames die which cuts three separate circles with motifs that can be combined or used alone.  I used all three with each layer in one of the challenge colors.
First I cut all three circles and Happy for the beginning of my sentiment using the Happy Phrase die.
Then I stacked and glued the three circles together - the green grass layer on the bottom and the purple butterfly layer on the top - to form the medallion.
I cut an A2 top fold card base from white and a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch white panel  for the front.  I used a "splatter" stamp in Soft Sky to stamp a background for my medallion.
I glued a 5 1/2 x 3/8 inch strip of Mossy Meadow striped paper to the right side.
I placed the Happy phrase under the splatter and used a stamping platform to stamp Mother's Day in Blackberry Bliss.
I adhered the medallion to the front panel and then glued that to the card base.  Finally, I added some faceted crystals to give it just a little bling. A tip for the crystals - I glued them upside down with the flat side facing up and the facets pointed to the card.  When I tried gluing them down with the flat side down, light couldn't get into them from underneath and they didn't sparkle much.  This way they sparkle more!

The Garden Frames die is part of the new release of Llamas & Botanicals dies available in the online store. And the dies are currently on sale for a limited time at 25% off the retail price.  Be sure to stop by the store  - the release is beautiful!

Dies used:

Thanks for stopping by today and have a creative weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sticky Note!

Hello Scrapping Cottage Friends!

It is Pam creating with you today!
Thanks for taking time to stop by today!  We have a brand new release of Llama & Botanical dies available in the online store.  And the dies are currently on sale for a limited time at 25% off the retail price.

The new dies have a couple of super cute Llama images as well as cactus and other succulents.  And don't miss the sweet hummingbird and garden bird too!  This new release is so versatile!  They can be used for all kinds of cards and other projects!

Now let's get on with today's project!  I chose to use the little Teacup Garden die and they are just so cute! In fact I just love the whole release so don't miss out!

Design Steps:
 1.  Using the Teacup Garden die cut out all of the pieces in white.

 2.  Color the pieces using copic makers
3.  Assemble the teacups with the succulents glued inside of the cups
 4.  Use an A2 white card base cut a slightly smaller piece of coral card stock and then an even slightly smaller piece of cactus DP
 5.  Using the Cross Stitched Circle set cut out 3 white circles and glue to the card as shown
6.  Pop up the teacups on top of the circles and add the sentiment

Cottage Cutz Products

As always thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you take some time to get crafty!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Love Bunnies

Hey Everyone. Sherry here from CPR - Craft, Pray, Repeat on YouTube. This is my last video as a guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage. I would like to thank Joanne, the owner, for this amazing opportunity and Mary, the DT coordinator for all the help she gave me making sure that my videos were up correctly and understanding when I messed up. It has been a privilege to be a part of this amazing team.
Here is my video for today and I hope that you really like it. It's turned out to be one of my absolute favorite cards. Click on the photo below to watch the video.

Remember to practice your CPR - Craft Pray Repeat. Thanks for visiting me today and happy crafting.
God Bless,